The following is
a list of organizations that may provide financial assistance to
pet owners in need. Please keep in mind that each organization
is independent and has their own set of rules and
guidelines. Therefore you will have to investigate each one
separately to determine if you qualify for assistance: This
listing is provided to help you in finding funding for your pet.
Rose’s Fund for Animals is not associated with any of these
organizations or responsible for any decisions that they make.
At Rose's Fund
we are sensitive to the fact that it takes more than love to
save a life, and all animals deserve a chance. We will
financially assist, to the best of our ability, pet owners and
Good Samaritans who have an animal with a good prognosis for a
healthy life, but are at a financial loss.
Please contact Rose’s Fund for
for any additions, deletions or corrections
Please check our state specific page as
veterinary assistance programs may cross state lines.
AAHA Helping Pets Fund
American Animal Hospital Association
As the benevolent arm of the American Animal Hospital
Association (AAHA) Foundation, the AAHA Helping Pets Fund helps
those in need access quality veterinary care for their sick or
injured pets. They raise funds and award grants supporting
veterinary care for pets that have been abandoned or whose
owners are experiencing financial hardship.
(1-866-4HELPETS) Through the AAHA Helping Pets
Fun or if their owner is experiencing financial hardship d,
veterinary care is possible for sick or injured pets even if
they have been abandoned."
Your vet can submit an assistance request to the American Animal
Hospital Association's "Helping Pets Fund." In order to qualify,
your animal hospital must be AAHA accredited. To learn more
about the program
visit the AAHA website.
Find an AAHA accredited hospital
in your area »
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
See "Financial help with my vet bills" under "Pet care."
Angels4Animals, a non-profit organization and a program of Inner
Voice Community Services, has a mission to serve as the guardian
angel of animals whose caretakers find themselves in difficult
financial situations. At Angels4Animals they believe that animal
owners should not have to say goodbye to the animals that they
love. Their work is accomplished in conjunction with veterinary
clinics across the country, eager to assist as many animals, and
their owners, as possible. The services offered range from
financial aid to complete treatment to those pets and pet owners
Cancer Therapy Subsidization Society
The Animal Cancer Therapy Subsidization Society is a registered
charity in Alberta, Canada that is devoted to making cancer
treatment for pets a reality. The Lucky Moffat Memorial Fund (in
loving memory of a very special dog), was developed by ACTSS to
insure that all pets, can receive cancer therapies, regardless
of their owner's income.
Assistance Dog United Campaign
Operated in association with
Assistance Dog Institute,
this nonprofit helps people with disabilities find funding to
purchase service dogs. Phone: 800 284-DOGS (3647)
Dogs Special Allowance Program:
Berner owners and lovers, who seek to provide some financial
assistance to owners of purebred Bernese Mountain Dogs who find
themselves in need of a little help when their dogs are
accidentally injured or develop catastrophic medical conditions.
Brown Dog Foundation
program is for pet owners in temporary financial crisis whose
pet faces a treatable life-threatening condition
Canine Cancer Awareness Org
Canine Cancer Awareness (CCA) is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to fighting canine cancer. They help sponsor the
veterinary costs of dogs diagnosed with cancer for those
families in financial need who would not otherwise be able to
- (1-800-859-9975) A credit card company for health care,
including veterinary care. "Care Credit, the leader in
patient/client financing, has helped more than 3 million
patients / clients get the treatment or procedures they needed
and wanted. With a comprehensive range of plan options, for
treatment or procedure fees from $1 to over $25,000, we offer a
plan and a low monthly payment to fit comfortably into almost
Cats in Crisis
- "Cats in Crisis Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
dedicated to helping individuals and humane organizations care
for cats with chronic or emergency medical conditions through
financial and fundraising assistance."
Cats In Crisis,
- a fundraiser/donation site that allows individuals to ask for
money for a specific purpose, using social networks and other
websites. Requires a PayPal account for deposits.
When facing radiation for your companion animal, this group may
be able to make a tough decision easier. Cody’s Club provides
financial support for those who face radiation treatments on a
limited income, and also emotional support services in the m of
a hotline and in-person group that meets monthly.codysclub.bravehost.com
4038 Cherokee Drive, Madison, WI 53711
Limitations: Rescued Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Pembroke Welsh
Corgis, or Corgi mixes; no aid for established personal pets;
aid for recently adopted dogs under certain circumstances.
Expenses must have been incurred within six months of the
Dougal's Helping Paw (Scottish Terriers, West Highland White
Terriers and other small, short-legged terriers)http://www.welcome.to/dougalsfund
- "Feline Outreach is a charitable organization formed to
promote the routine and medical care of companion animals,
particularly cats. Among other goals, the organization maye
enable shelters and the public to adopt, keep, and/or care for
companion animals, particularly those with special needs - this
support may be financial, educational, or in other forms."
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP)
- "The NEED & The HELP: Seniors, People with disabilities,
People who have lost their job, Good Samaritans who rescue a cat
or kitten - any of these folks may need financial assistance to
save a beloved companion." The Feline Veterinary Emergency
Assistance Program is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that
provides financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians who
are unable to afford veterinary services to save their
companions when life-threatening illness or injury strikes.
Feline Veterinary Emergency
For Pets' Sake Best
Friends Program: Springdale NW Arkansas (mircochpping, Best
Friends Senior Program includes pet food, assistance for
veterinary care, transportation to veterinarian and groomer,
temporary foster program if hospitalized for seniors in
- a fundraising/donation site that allows individuals to request
money for a specific project or event. If goal is not met, no
money is exchanged. Funds paid by check or PayPal.
God's Creatures Ministry
- "We get many requests for financial help. We sadly do not send
more than $50.00 when we have money! However, we encourage
people to fundraise in their area, for 'pets' or animal(s) by
using two of our simple forms. Some veterinarians will keep an
account knowing that you are fundraising through a non-profit
organization. One form is 'Walk a Mile' which can be done
anytime, and anywhere! The other is a general form for
Good Sam Fund
The Good Sam Fund is administered by MedVet in Worthington,
Ohio. Call 614-846-5800 or see their rules on
who qualifies for help with vet
- "The Handicapped Pets Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit
corporation dedicated to the health and well-being of elderly,
disabled, and injured pets. We donate mobility equipment to pets
Handicapped Pet Help Fund
From time to time, HandicappedPets.com recognizes a caretaker of
handicapped pets that need some special attention, and a little
extra help. There are those who are so selflessly dedicated to
their animal families that they give up a little more than they
can afford. This special fund is used to provide support to
- a bulletin board for pets in need of donations, veterinary
care, medication, surgery, or other items.|
HelpAPet.org helps with vet bills for pets of the physically and
mentally challenged, the elderly on fixed incomes, and children
of the poor. Proof of income is required, and the pet owner must
pay as much of the bill as they can to show the pet owner's
committment to the well being of their pet. 100% of every dollar
donated goes directly to the veterinarian or medical care giver
who is treating the animal.
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
See "Having trouble affording your pet" and "What you can do if
you are having trouble affording veterinary care."
- "Mission Statement: Helping people help pets. To better the
lives of sick, injured and abused companion animals. We are
dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be
euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially
challenged." (Note: IMOM has a special fund for diabetic cats)
Labrador Harbor: labradorharbor.org
To provide charitable funds to private citizens or non-profit
rescue organizations that directly benefit the immediate
physical well-being of Labrador Retrievers. These funds will
help finance costs for medical intervention, surgery,
after-care, hospitalization, rehabilitation, behavioral
intervention, or other health related needs of the Labrador
Retriever, in order to enhance quality of life, extend life
expectancy, and/or prevent euthanasia due to inability to meet
the costs of medical care. Upon application and approval,
Labrador Harbor will disperse funds based on eligibility
criteria and availability.
Labrador Life Line recognizes the tremendous need to aid those
purebred Labrador Retrievers in need of new homes, urgent
medical care, or other assistance in order to live a full and
productive life. Too often these needs go unaddressed, resulting
in the needless suffering and death of America's most beloved
canine companion. Labrador Life Line is determined to alleviate
such tragedies through the efforts of its volunteers wherever
and whenever possible. These dogs simply deserve no less.
LabMed: Rx For Rescued3941 Legacy Drive, Suite 204, #A115,
Plano, TX 75023
Phone: (972) 208-2470
Limitations: Abandoned and/or injured Labrador Retrievers (or
Lab mixes displaying "strong Labrador characteristics") in need
of rescue; medical conditions that were present at the time of
rescue may be eligible for funding if the dog has been examined
and a preliminary diagnosis made by a veterinarian within two
weeks of the date when the dog was rescued. Medical conditions
that are acquired after a dog has been rescued are not eligible
Magic Bullet Fund
The Magic Bullet Fund helps people who have a dog with cancer
but cannot afford treatment costs.
Magic Bullet Fund
P.O. Box 2574, Briarcliff, NY 10510
Limitations: Only dogs after diagnosis of cancer; under 10 years
old. Family must be incapable of funding cancer treatment
without assistance and must correspond online everyday with
caseworker and with online community of supporters.
The Mosby Foundation
is organized for
charitable purposes, to assist in the care of sick, injured,
abused, and neglected dogs through financial support and public
education. A priority for accepting an application for funding
is a life-saving emergency confirmed by a licensed veterinarian
either by fax or phone.
NY SAVE any pet owner residing in one of the five boroughs of
New York City who is truly in need of financial assistance to be
able to take their pet to any participating veterinary hospital
for emergency veterinary care. Pet owners can apply directly to
NY SAVE or obtain services through a referral by a veterinarian
who is a member of the Veterinary Medical Association of New
York City. The pet owner will need to provide identification and
some form of documentation indicating that they are currently
unemployed, on public assistance, disabled, or living at or
below the poverty level.
Onyx and Breezy Foundation
- supports medical treatment for animals where hardship is
present as well as other endeavours that benefit the welfare of
OSLF Fund for Orthopedic Cases
The goal of Orthodogs' Silver Lining Foundation (OSLF) Fund is
to assist with the treatment, support or surgery of any
orthopedic condition or injury in which it has been determined
that the desired course of action will significantly improve the
dog's quality of life. In addition to surgical treatment, OSLF
will assist with support devices, prosthetics, mobility aids,
supplements and alternative treatments when it has been
determined by a veterinarian (either conventional, holistic or
homeopathic) that such options will significantly improve the
dog's quality of life. The dog must be a companion animal that
has a permanent home.
- "The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit association
that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals
who need urgent veterinary care. Often animals are put down or
suffer needlessly because their owners cannot afford expensive
surgery or emergency vet visits. Companion animal owners must
often make the difficult decision to put an animal down or
neglect urgent medical needs because of the costs involved. The
purpose of the Pet Fund is to work towards a future where
decisions about companion animal medical care need never be made
on the basis of cost."
PetPALS of Southern New Jersey (veterinary care
assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners)
Pets of the Homeless
- "We will do our part to help reduce hunger in pets that belong
to the homeless and the less fortunate and provide medical care
for those pets in communities across the country. We believe in
the healing power of companion pets and of the human/animal bond
which is very important to life."
- "A nonprofit organization that was designed to assist families
in need seek specialty level care for their pets. The foundation
will accept applications from individuals or families that
require financial assistance to provide advanced medical and/or
surgical veterinary care that will extend both quantity and
quality of life for their pets that would otherwise not be
available to them."
Pit Bull Rescue Central
Limitations: Pit Bull or Pit Bull mixes only; spay/neuter, life
threatening conditions and, under certain circumstances, other
(Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends)
www.RUFFrescue.org. RUFF is dedicated to saving
the lives of abandoned, unwanted or displaced animals, from the
brink of euthanasia at Southern California "KILL" shelters. We
pay adoption fees and medical assistance for these pets, many of
which are "special needs".
Save U.S. Pets Foundation: Note that a
veterinarian must apply on behalf of pet owner.
Save U.S. Pets Foundation, based in New Jersey, is dedicated to
providing financial assistance for pets to receive critical
medical treatments when their human companions are unable to
afford professional care. Through a participating veterinarian,
pet owners whose circumstances meet the Foundation's criteria
are eligible for a grant enabling their pets to receive
desperately needed medical help.
Shakespeare Animal Fund
- "We help elderly, disabled and those whose total income does
not exceed $23,000 to obtain emergency pet care. We pay the
veterinarian directly, reducing out of pocket costs for low
income pet owners who need to save their pet's life."
Special Needs Dobermans
P.O. Box 2496, Goldenrod, Florida 32733-2496
Phone: (302) 351-6137
Limitations: Senior and special needs Doberman Pinschers.
Tails of Hope
- "Our assistance programs are aimed at providing help to
individuals whose companion animals are suffering from
life-threatening diseases and to the veterinary hospitals
treating such animals."
United Animal Nations
- UAN maintains a
list of organizations with assistance programs
and other fundraising methods. They also maintain
its own program of small grants (up to $300). "The mission of
LifeLine is to help homeless or recently rescued animals
suffering from life-threatening conditions that require specific
and immediate emergency veterinary care. We strive to serve Good
Samaritans and rescue groups who take in sick or injured
animals. In certain cases, LifeLine can also assist senior
citizens and low-income families pay for immediate emergency
United Animal Nations LifeLine Fund,
P.O. Box 41, Clarksburg, NJ 08510
Phone: (609) 259-8300 x126
Vet-I-Care is a
non-profit foundation committed to helping families secure the
resources required to provide much needed specialty and surgical
care for their pets.
Westimed (West Highland White Terriers):
Limitations: West Highland White Terriers/mixes only; one fund
for congenital orthopedic conditions, one fund for other medical
issues. Dog must have been recently adopted from a credible
rescue source. Alternatively, funding may be available in a
situation where an individual has rescued a dog who was injured
or ill at the time of rescue and would like to provide a
permanent home for the dog, or it is determined by a
veterinarian that the dog needs medical treatment for a
condition that was not readily obvious at the time of rescue.
Applications must be submitted no later than 60 days after
incurring the expense.
Be proactive. Here are some ways to work with vets to
make treatment affordable:
Negotiate a payment plan with
If you're a client in good standing, she may be happy to
work out a weekly or monthly payment plan so that you don't
have to pay the entire cost of veterinary care up front.
However, don't expect a vet you've never been to before to
agree to such a plan; she doesn't know you and
understandably doesn't want to get stuck with an unpaid
Offer to perform a service
for your vet like cleaning kennels, answering phones or
other work in lieu of actual cash.
Get a second opinion.
You'll pay a consultation fee, but another vet may have
other, less expensive ways to treat your pet.
Use a vet in a less expensive
Vets in smaller towns tend to charge lower fees.
Contact your local animal shelter. Some shelters
have onsite low-cost veterinary clinics or work with local vets
who are willing to reduce their charges. Some also have
veterinary loan or grant programs.